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Destination India 2: Important initiatives by new Indian Government……Have you invested in India or still watching?

Indian government, under Mr. Modi’s leadership with a mantra of “Minimum Government, Maximum Governance”, has taken some very important initiatives to reduce bureaucracy, increase transparency, speedy execution, reduce redundancy, improve work culture, foster international relations, increase defense capabilities and guard borders, increase … Continue reading

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Forex Remittances allowed upto US $125,000; FPIs can trade in currency derivatives; and NRIs allowed INR upto Rs. 25,000

RBI in a bi-monthly Monetary Policy Statement on June 3, 2014, announced 3 important measures related to Non Resident Indians (NRI), Foreign Portfolio Investors (FPI) and foreign exchange remittances by Resident Indians: 1. Last year, to stem rupee depreciation and … Continue reading

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Destination India: How to Invest in World’s next bull market

Election result of India, the Biggest democracy in the World, gave clear mandate to the“Development” agenda of Mr. Narendra Modi who has successfully led Gujarat as a Chief Minister for 12+ years and put the state in the limelight with his … Continue reading

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Capital Guaranteed (in USD) Insurance Plan for NRIs – An Analysis

Looking at the success of the Leveraged FCNR deposits, increased interest of NRIs of investment in Leveraged products, continuous inquiry from NRIs to increase their returns and lower LIBOR rates, financial services industry is very much interested to come up … Continue reading

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Awards Received – ACCOUNTANT OF THE YEAR and CUSTOMER CENTRIC BUSINESS OF THE YEAR

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We are honored to have received Two Awards at the Intuit Quickbooks Excellence Awards 2013 in association with Bloomberg TV India at Delhi on 21st November 2013. Naresh J Patel & Co, Chartered Accountants received “ACCOUNTANT OF THE YEAR” and for NRI Advisory … Continue reading

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Domestic Transfer Pricing – Need to Know

·  Applicability: From Assessment year 2013-14. The provision of transfer pricing have been extended to cover “specified domestic transactions”. Due Date of filing return of Income is 30th November 2013. ·   Coverage:  Any Assessee having Specified Domestic Transaction need to comply with … Continue reading

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15CA/CB rules revised Again: 15CA/CB May NOT be required for NRO to NRE transfer

CBDT vide notification 67/2003 revised the rules and procedures AGAIN for payment to NRI. And this time, for good. The updated rule will also be effective from October 1, 2013. I hope they do not change the rules again. 1. As … Continue reading

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Revised Forms 15CB/15CA and Updated Procedures for Outward Remittance of money (including NRO to NRE transfer)

On August 5, 2013, CBDT (Central Board of Direct Taxes) changed the rules, procedures and forms for making payment to a non-resident from October 1, 2013. The revised forms and procedures will also be applicable for transfer of funds from NRO … Continue reading

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Big 6 Changes of Companies Bill 2013 passed by Rajya Sabha on 8th August 2013

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Rare and Small window of Opportunity to Invest in Debt in India

Recent Steps by RBI to curb rupee depreciation (reduce gold import and tight liquidity in banking system) has led the short term rates and bond yields hit record high, giving a unique opportunity for investors to invest in debt at … Continue reading

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Webinar on NRI Investments and Taxation – Opportunity for NRIs to enrich their Knowledge with latest rules and regulations

India has always been the most rewarding and sought after destination for investments for NRIs due to higher interest rates and growth potential. However, their experience may not be excellent mainly due to theirs or their advisors’ ignorance of rules … Continue reading

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Service tax Amnesty Scheme and recent clarifications by CBEC

The Finance Act, 2013 has provided “Amnesty Scheme for Non Filers and Stop Filers”. Notification No. 10/2013 dated 13th May 2013 brings into action the proposed scheme and notified Service Tax Voluntary Compliance Engagement Rules, 2013. The purpose of this … Continue reading

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Should NRIs invest in FCNR deposits with Forward Cover?

With FCNR rates regulated by RBI and volatile foreign currency market, a lot of banks have introduced and are marketing products for NRIs to generate more return on FCNR deposits. While there are catchy names used for the plans by … Continue reading

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Union Budget 2013: Important proposals related to NRIs – Highlights Analyzed

On February 28, Indian Budget 2013 was presented in the Parliament. I have selected 15 major proposals that could affect NRIs and have analyzed them as follows: 1. Tax credit of Rs. 2,000 for Individuals with income upto 5 lakhs: … Continue reading

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